DrBob

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  1. The weatherman is the only job where you get paid to be consistently wrong... Before the internet, it was a crapshoot. Many times I drove hours only to turnaround and drive hours back...
  2. 1. Stretch line before use - always 2. Determine which way its twisted, clockwise or counterclockwise 3. Do what video below says... I've been using this technique for a few years, especially on twisted running lines with shooting heads. It works great! From experience, untwisting 6 or 7 revolutions is most often all you need.
  3. Keep them coming BFD, I enjoy reading your picture/trip stories!
  4. I think the blues are on the downside of the cycle. They've been down in LIS last couple of years too. I've read they say they cycle in abundance every 20 years or so. I used to hate donating flies to the 5-6 lbers but the large ones are certainly worth it! Hopefully its the cycle and not overharvest...
  5. My two, well now, three cents on the topic... I do not use the "timing" thing that people talk about. I think the rod needs to "become one with the angler." For that to happen, I need to feel it - I cast by feel, i.e. feeling the rod load and unload. It gives me the most distance and sexiest loops. Plus, I'm mostly a night rat when it comes to SW fly fishing so the feel is necessary because I can't see the line to cast by timing. If I were to focus only on timing my casting would go to hell. And when the timing is right, one should feel the rod load/unload. Purely my opinion though, this should be an interesting thread...
  6. I'm not sure I really get this thread, nobody mentioned my ex-wife...
  7. As I've mentioned before, I have a whole bunch of Cabelas LSi rods in different weights. They claim to be fast action, I don't know... What I do know, is I use the Rio Outbound Short lines and they are a match made in heaven. I suppose if I used a line within the standard weight designation, I'd have to hit it hard and fast to load the rod. So, I guess the faster action rods can be "slowed" down with heavier line weights. Below are the weights for the first 30' (they have 30' heads) Rio OBS First 30' AFTMA Standards (First 30' minus level tip first 30') 6 wt. 235 gr 160 gr 7 wt. 265 gr 185 gr 8 wt. 330 gr 210 gr 9 wt. 375 gr 240 gr 10 wt. 425 gr 280 gr
  8. Try a stiffer tippet if it won't spook the fish or inhibit fly action.
  9. I have that line. As Oakman says, and I fish LIS mostly too, if there'e not enough current or depth you'll catch the bottom. They do cast like a dream though. One back cast and shoot... For shallow wading I use the OBS in floating.
  10. How a bout a crazy girl you just got rid of? They're probably the most dangerous...
  11. No ghost stories here, but I have gotten "spooked" at night. One memorable event - I was 1/3 mile out on the salt flats fishing for bass when I got spooked about sea monsters and sharks. It was so bad I had to leave. It was a dead calm still night. The funny thing is my conscious mind knew there was no such thing there, but I had to leave, I was spooked...
  12. KPIs ??? - Sorry John P, that term is nothing short of blasphemy on a fishing site. Makes me cringe, I feel like I'm talking to a hospital partner who doesn't understand anything. Let's keep curse words off the forum! I just try to keep a record of fish caught when where how etc
  13. I have a pair of Hodgman BOA boots one size larger than I normally wear for winter fishing with multiple sock layers and 5mm neoprenes. I really like them and have had no issues whatsoever. My younger son has a pair he uses is SW - no isssues. They are very easy on/off. I have not used them in the surf in CC or RI but I could see how sand could foul them. Hell, if you ever went to the beach, you know how sand gets EVERYWHERE...